Dear Google: It's not you, it's me

Dear Google: It's not you, it's me

I've become too dependent on Google's services for storing my data. I think it's time we start seeing other people.

09/29/14

iPhone 6: The phone for people who can't do math

iPhone 6: The phone for people who can't do math

How you can get a smartphone, a tablet, and a smartwatch all for the price of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.

09/25/14

How Google is helping me live a cellphone-free life

How Google is helping me live a cellphone-free life

Two recent Google Hangout announcements will make it easier to live my cellphone-free life, without relying on Skype.

09/15/14

The Linux desktop-a-week review: ratpoison

The Linux desktop-a-week review: ratpoison

I spent a week running ratpoison and I lived to tell the tale...barely.

09/09/14

How the Terminal makes Ubuntu Touch worth using

How the Terminal makes Ubuntu Touch worth using

One YouTube video showing the Ubuntu Touch Terminal app in action changed my mind about the mobile OS.

09/08/14

The Linux Desktop-a-week Review: elementary OS's Pantheon

The Linux Desktop-a-week Review: elementary OS's Pantheon

I spent a week running elementary OS's Pantheon.

08/28/14

One frustrating Linux problem that Windows, Mac users don’t deal with

One frustrating Linux problem that Windows, Mac users don’t deal with

A rant on a particularly frustrating aspect of Linux - re-compiling the kernel.

08/25/14

The Linux desktop-a-week review: Ubuntu Unity

The Linux desktop-a-week review: Ubuntu Unity

I set out to use Ubuntu Unity for one full week, even if it killed me.

08/21/14

The Linux Desktop-a-week Review: KDE Plasma

The Linux Desktop-a-week Review: KDE Plasma

KDE Plasma did not meet my expectations, which is both a good and a bad thing.

08/11/14

Linux will not become a gaming platform, it already is one

Linux will not become a gaming platform, it already is one

Why I cringe whenever I hear someone say "it's the year of Linux gaming!"

07/30/14

The desktop-a-week review: Awesome

The desktop-a-week review: Awesome

I spent a few weeks running the Awesome Window Manager, and, truth be told, I'm still not sure what I think of using Awesome as my day-to-day environment.

07/28/14

Ubuntu Touch may be our last hope for a Linux tablet

Ubuntu Touch may be our last hope for a Linux tablet

The KDE-powered Vivaldi tablet project has been killed, leaving Ubuntu Touch as our only hope for a Linux-first tablet.

07/08/14

The IRS wages war on open source nonprofits

The IRS wages war on open source nonprofits

The IRS has denied one open source software company's request to become a nonprofit, using language that suggests it could do the same to the entire open source world.

07/07/14

The desktop-a-week review: Enlightenment (E17)

The desktop-a-week review: Enlightenment (E17)

I will be using a new desktop environment for a week at a time, and reviewing them afterward. Up this week: Enlightenment (E17 to be specific).

06/24/14

How I live cellphone-free in a cellphone world

How I live cellphone-free in a cellphone world

The cellphone-free lifestyle is becoming less common by the day, but it's not impossible.

06/19/14

What is Ubuntu without Bacon?

The impact of Jono Bacon leaving the Ubuntu team.

05/23/14

Mozilla embraces DRM. Wait, What?!

If there's one thing that the Mozilla Foundation hasn't quite yet mastered, it is the art of staying out of hot water.Hot on the heels of the controversy surrounding their appointment of Brendan Eich to the CEO spot – a move which...

05/15/14

Understanding the Fedora Next initiative through LEGO (kind of)

I set out to learn what, exactly, the Fedora Next initiative was bringing, and I ended up with a great analogy comparing Linux to LEGO.

05/14/14

LinuxFest NorthWest: A community-driven Linux fest of power

This last weekend was LinuxFest Northwest – the annual community-run Linux festival in Bellingham, Washington. And it was truly spectacular.[Full disclaimer: I love nerd conventions. I love them. Comic Book conventions. Tech...

04/30/14

Why we should preserve useless, old software

Open Source (and Free) Software provides a number of obvious, and often talked about, benefits – such as that whole “freedom” thing that the kids today like so much. But there's one benefit of Open Source software that doesn't get...

04/28/14

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